'The Blind Prophet' Raku Clay Mask Sculpture

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The sculpture is the Raku version of the very popular white clay 'Blind Prophet' sculpture. Silver glaze has been added to the hair and some parts left white, an added Gold shimmer makes this piece unique to any others Maria has created.

During the Raku process a craquele effect forms on the surface of the sculpture, Maria has been able to produce different effects on the surface of the skin and bandages.

Artist - Maria Primolan @mariaprimolansculptor

Sculpture inspired by David Bowie's 'The Blind Prophet' a character that appears in the music videos for the songs "Blackstar" and "Lazarus", from the album 'Blackstar' 2016.

This is one of David Bowie's final characters.

The Blind Prophet wears a blindfold with buttons over it. It could be related to fear. Or that being blind and only seeing darkness could relate to death. He has white, pointy hair and black clothes. He has been described as being anxious, introverted, and tormented.

The sculpture is made of Ceramic Clay and has undergone the Raku process, so it is very resistant and strong.

The Sculpture remains white after the first fire and is colored after the second fire.
During the Raku process some small cracks or little black points appear on the sculpture, this adds beauty and character and with this technique it makes every piece unique. The Raku process creates very strong sculptures with the differing high fire temperatures used when creating this piece.

After first fire colour is added the buttons using ceramic color, then added to the sculpture are two different “glazes” on the skin and on bandage. Then the hair is coloured with oxide Silver and it is put in the second kiln. Until it hits 970 degrees. Then we can open the kiln and put the sculpture on a “bed of leaves, wooden dust..” and cover for 2-3 minutes, here the chemical reaction occurs, then the sculpture is unveiled and we discover the final product, and finally it is polished.

All Sculptures are made and shipped from Italy.

If needed more photos and video of this sculpture can be provided.

Dimensions - H 22 x W 13.5 x D 9.5 cm
Weight - 1.1kg

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Included- To hang on the wall (no metal bar and base)
If you wish to purhase a stand to display this sculpture there is a seperate listing for an additional payment of £30.

Each Sculpture has a wooden box, bubble wrap/polystyrene and is carefully packed to send Worldwide by courier.

The Sculpture includes a certificate signed by the artist. Some sculptures have a certificate signed from Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Export Office.

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING! Insured with Full Tracking information and updates including images of the item packed ready for shipment!

Shipping Costs-
Italy- £25
Europe- £65
United States - £85
Rest Of World- £95

Perfect Gift for any David Bowie Fan!

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